A little star
hangs bright for all to see
tells a message
Simple and beautiful are these things that adorn our Christmas world. Ornaments the prompt from Chevrefeuille’s Carep Diem
There’s a star in the sky
one you’ll never quite see
but it shines all the same
perfect voice tuned to “C”
you can’t hear what she sings
but the song is her own
she calls the disheartened
to draw near home
I met this fair one
not long ago in a dream
she called in the dark
I was lost so it seems
Radiance poured on a path
one that I’d never used
and I stumbled in the dirt
over unlaced running shoes
on my knees I looked up
and I saw a bright light
it came with a song
what a beautiful sight
“you will make it
I can see
not too far now
past those trees
take a left
then a right
you will find hope
past the night”
Then I saw it in a smile
someone waving all the while
open arms rescued me
finally safe, darkness free
“It is always darkest just before the day dawneth.” – Thomas Fuller
Have you ever stumbled in the dark? It seems most of us do. Have you ever been picked up out of the dirt? I have and am grateful for those gentle smiles that graciously moved me on my way. If you have ever stumbled and been helped back up, remember to look for others who can use a simple act of kindness to help them continue on their way.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:1-2
you cannot measure it, I know
nor can you wield like sword or pen
tho fingers long to take, possess
it’s elusive now and then
aspire to greatness, it is gone
turn your back and then it stays
for those out front and thespian types
it dances and it plays
why you so eager, trap and grasp
success within your hand
for those with truly many gifts
never see its feathers fanned
then grasp now to what you will
look at days for all they are
for you much treasure may you see
holding life, a child, shining star
Today’s prompt at Poet’s United Midweek Motif is success. Is success within your grasp or do you reach for other things???
They tried to capture it – my tear
The myth was if you caught one tear of a star you could rule the world.
But they got it wrong.
If you managed to get me, a star , upset I would not cry there would be natural disasters
The world would vomit its dead, storms would come in like a tide, the waves would get bigger drowning more people in waves of concrete.
If by chance you touched one tear of mine you would scream in torment.
For though nothing has happened it feels as if your entire body has been dropped into a vat of caustic acid.
Only one could manage a tear – my lover.
Loving arms wrapped around me would calm the waves, put out the fires, stay disaster.
His reassuring voice would put an ice cap on this inferno
As he laid me upon a green/ blue pasture in the universe as he brushed my hair,
I would be sated.
But that time has yet to come.
If by chance you meet this man
send him toward the end of the celestial grove.
For the hour grows late and my patience with humanity is waning
ire and mercury rises.
To hold in my hands
gazing between stars and moon
future far too fast
Dare I to gaze
behind or before my gate
trip over what ifs
Ponder the Future is today’s haiku prompt at Carpe Diem. Do we dare look even a little ahead??
Silent is her pose
await night’s darkest hour
sweeping beauteous smile
Aura casts upon me
darling of the universe
glitter and glow
Sing in your frequency
your own scintillating song
endless twinkling notes
These photographs are from the Hubble telescope. Click here to see more magnificent images provided by ESA and NASA
Did you know that stars sing? Yes they have a song that is in their own unique frequency and the chorus of stars (could we hear it) would be beautiful.
thanks to Krisjaan and Carpe Diem for the inspiration. As we go through the Tarot deck today, we reflect on Star.
I looked up at a star one day
and looked it in the eye
where did you come from
I had to say
before you radiated beauty in the sky?
She laughed a bit and blushed some too
with a grin she took my hand
I’ll show you around a bit
show you how I was planned
We sailed across the cosmic waves
sorrow left behind
saw untold beauty
as we journeyed
far and wide
We danced and sang
with stars we played
in their trail
turned planets on their spindles
and drank the milky way
She said let me show you why you’ve come
her point was clear and strong
for as I gazed
I was amazed
it was you and I all along
At that moment when our eyes first touched
and sparks flew in the night
into one strong burst
before they took to flight
she laughed and said “it was great love
that put me in the sky”
she hugged me much
a giggle too
and then she said “goodbye”
This is my poem for One Shot Wednesday. Please join us for a brilliant selection of poetry written by some very talented folks that One Stop Poetry has the privilege of reading and sharing.
Dear reader you must forgive me. I am in withdrawals. I havent written a story for children in too long so here is my romantic spirit and my writing for children merging.
Also … Check out Dancing in Shadow a One Stop duet I had the honor of writing with Sean Vessey.
Thanks to Dagoaty for the delightful pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dagoaty/3178288772
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The mindset in postmodernism is that objective truth does not exist. But in post-truth, the person believes that objective truth exists, but they subordinate truth to their preferences, or their comfort. In other words, one doesn’t care that truth exists or what the truth is if it doesn’t line up with one’s preferences. "There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" - George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. Faith in Jesus Christ is our response to God's elective purpose in our life. These two truths--God's initiative and man's response--co-exist throughout the Bible. The gospel is "the message of truth" because truth is its predominant characteristic. Salvation was conceived by the God of truth (Ps. 31:5); purchased by the Son, who is the truth (John 14:6); and is applied by the Spirit of truth (John 16:13). To know it is to know the truth that sets men free (John 8:32). Believers are people of the truth (John 18:37), who worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24), and who obey the Word of truth (John 17:17). People have rejected, neglected, redefined, and opposed God’s truth for centuries. Some cynically deny that truth even exists or that it can be known by men (John 18:38). Others foolishly think that denying truth will somehow make it go away. Truth determines the validity of one's belief. Believing a lie doesn't make it true. Conversely, failing to believe the truth doesn't make it a lie. The gospel is true because Jesus is true, not simply because Christians believe in Him. His resurrection proved the truth of His claims and constitutes the objective basis of our faith (Rom. 1:4; 1 Pet. 1:3). Truth is our protection and strength (Eph. 6:14). Throughout history, people have tried everything imaginable to gain favor with God. Most turn to religion, but religion apart from Christ is merely a satanic counterfeit of the truth. At the heart of every false religion is the notion that man can come to God by any means he chooses--by meditating, doing good deeds, and so on. But Scripture says, "There is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). That name is Jesus Christ, and we come to Him by confessing and repenting of our sin, trusting in His atoning death on the cross, and affirming His bodily resurrection from the grave (cf. Rom. 10:9-10). There is no other way to God. False religious leaders and teachers talk much about God’s love, but not His wrath and holiness; much about how deprived of good things people are, but not about their depravity; much about God’s universal fatherhood toward everyone, but not much about his unique fatherhood toward all who believe in His Son; much about what God wants to give to us, but nothing about the necessity of obedience to Him; much about health and happiness, but nothing about holiness and sacrifice. Their message is full of gaps, the greatest of which leaves out a biblical worldview of the saving gospel and replaces it with the worldview of postmodernism with its dominant ethical system of relativism. The Bible describes mankind in the end times: “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim. 3:7). Spiritual answers cannot be deduced by human reason alone (1 Cor. 2:14). It’s not that spiritual truth is irrational or illogical, but that human wisdom is defective, because it’s tainted by man’s sinfulness, and unable to perceive the things of God. That is why the Bible is so important. It gives us the answers we can’t find on our own. It is God’s Word to mankind. Scripture is divinely revealed truth that fills the vacuum of spiritual ignorance in all of us. Post-truth is the word of the year for 2016 and also the philosophy of the day, According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. In a “post-truth” world, people make choices based on emotion and experience rather than objective fact. So in a post-truth world, truth is irrelevant. What exactly is a post-truth culture? It’s a culture where truth is no longer an objective reality. It has become subjective. It’s what’s true for me—my beliefs, my opinions, determine my truth. So in our post-truth culture, man determines truth. Man makes himself the ultimate authority. This starting point, which rejects God’s Word and the idea of moral absolutes, makes truth subjective. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Christianity is grounded in objective truth. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Objective truth exists because we have God’s Word. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Thy word is truth” (John 17:17), and Paul and James describe the Bible as “the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:18). The Psalmist says, “The entirety of your word is truth” (Psalm 119:160). Jesus Himself said, “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37). When Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by me” (John 14:6), He wasn’t expressing His personal belief or opinion. He was speaking the truth, a fundamental reality that doesn’t change from person to person. It doesn’t matter if our culture thinks all roads lead to God. 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